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BASIL P. GOULANDRIS
(1913 - 1994)

Claims to fame include:

• Patron of the arts
• Pioneer in ordering ships from Japanese shipbuilders
• A major benefactor of Andros

BASIL Goulandris was born on the island of Andros in 1913. Andros, a place which opens the heart and inspires big dreams, can be traced a rich heritage in merchant shipping back for at least three centuries.

Goulandris was descended from a long line of individuals who for at least three prior generations, in varying capacities made their living from merchant shipping. Some were captains, others were chief engineers and eventually more than a few of them and their descendants became shipowners themselves. Basil was one of the most successful of this large and extended family group.


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